Texas Tech University

Student Resources

Academic Support

Office of International Affairs

The Office of International Affairs (OIA) works to expand the global footprint of the University by integrating international education, scholarship, and engagement with global issues, and by strengthening intercultural understanding for students, faculty, staff, and the broader community. Housed within the International Cultural Center (ICC), the OIA consists of the following divisions: International Enrollment Development and Operations, International Research and Development, International Student and Scholar Services, International Relations, and Study Abroad.

  • Study Abroad: The Study Abroad office provides opportunities and programs designed for students to participate in an international education program where they can earn academic credit by taking classes at international campuses, interning, conducting research, or completing a service project

RaiderReady

RaiderReady serves to acclimate, prepare, and guide students as they begin their academic journey at Texas Tech University. The program assists students by developing and honing their academic success skills as they build relationships and community with their fellow Red Raiders. RaiderReady encourages students to engage with campus and develop into well-rounded campus citizens.

Student Disability Services (SDS)

The Texas Tech Student Disability Services (SDS) office seeks to enhance each student's learning through the provision of programs and services for students with a disability. Our goal is to assist you in attaining your academic, career, and personal goals regardless of any physical, learning, psychological, psychiatric, or other documented disability you may have. The SDS office provides reasonable in-class accommodations based on the documented needs of each of our students.

Support Operations for Academic Retention (SOAR)

Support Operations for Academic Retention provides services for Texas Tech students as a supplement to classroom and lab instruction, enabling them to achieve academic success and develop life long learning skills.

  • The Learning Center: The ultimate goal of the Learning Center is to provide a student with the resources needed to obtain academic independence and success. Through positive interaction and effective communication, a peer tutor is able to create an educational environment that inspires a student to develop autonomous learning strategies.

University Advising

University Advising partners with students, parents, and the community to facilitate autonomy, foster independence, and develop opportunities to engage in and refine the academic advising experience.

University Writing Center

The University Writing Center staff provides students with feedback and instruction on their writing in order to help students develop their writing process and enhance their final products through individualized tutoring services.

Student Services

Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion & Texas Tech University are committed to creating tomorrow's leaders by preparing them for a global world through cultural exchanges, key support services, and a dynamic academic environment where students, faculty and staff engage in discussion about global topics.

  • AVID First Year Experience (AFYE) seeks to support incoming first-year students as they transition into Texas Tech University by offering a one (1) credit hour course that will enhance students' academic success skills for in and out of the classroom experiences. 
  • First Generation Transition & Mentoring Programs (FGTMP) focuses on increasing undergraduate students' sense of belonging at TTU. By connecting First-Generation Mentees with an upper-level First-Generation Peer Mentor, Program Participants will gain a built-in network of support as they navigate their university experience in order to promote their personal, social, and academic well-being.  
  • Mentor Tech was introduced Fall 2002 and named for Dr. Lauro F. Cavazos, the first undergraduate to serve as President of Texas Tech University, and Ophelia Powell-Malone, the first African American undergraduate of Texas Tech University. Mentor Tech seeks to enhance the educational experiences of students from diverse backgrounds through Mentorship, Profesional/ Personal Development, and Peer Connections/Interactions
  • Military & Veterans Programs works to assist individuals in a seamless transition from military to civilian life by establishing educational benefits, encouraging campus and community engagement, and helping to provide a positive experience through degree completion and on to a successful future.
  • Student Intersectional Leadership Council brings visibility and empowerment to Texas Tech University's diverse student body; serves, represents, and includes the marginalized; and facilitates cultural competency throughout the community through education and engagement.
  • TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) is an academic support program for students who are first-generation* and/or demonstrate a financial need. Students registered with TTU Student Disability Services are also eligible for the program. TRIO SSS provides academic advising, career advising, financial aid assistance, and graduate school preparation. The program also offers leadership development and a supportive community focused on empowering students to succeed.

Office of the Dean of Students

The Office of the Dean of Students focuses on non-academic matters affecting student life, student success, and student learning through leadership and responsibility development, student crisis support and concern, and other issues related to student life at Texas Tech University. The Office of the Dean of Students includes the following:

  • Students of Concern
    • The Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) serves to apply a multidisciplinary approach to preventing individuals from harming themselves or others, and generally to assist students in need. It also provides students, faculty and staff with a tool and conduit for reporting disruptive, concerning, or unusual behavior so that students of concern can get the support they need and the safety and well-being of the campus community can be assured.
    • Raiders Report: Toward the maintenance of a caring, inclusive, and safe community, TTU offers an online reporting system to help students, faculty, staff, families, and friends submit reports detailing observed or known concerns.
  • Office of Student Conduct
    •  The Office of Student Conduct at Texas Tech University responsibly maintains an educational environment conducive to learning through the administration of the Code of Student Conduct. They are dedicated to a fair and equitable decision making process that values mutual respect and personal accountability.
  • Risk Intervention & Safety Education
    • RISE is empowering Texas Tech students to live vital, meaningful lives through comprehensive prevention education. RISE provides a variety of services, educational workshops, fun FREE events, and administers the required Think About It course for all incoming first-year and transfer students.
  • Student Counseling Center
    • The university experience can be a time of substantial growth for students, filled with changes, challenges, and new decisions. It is not uncommon for students to experience periods of trauma, crisis, stress, or confusion. The Student Counseling Center offers a safe community of mental health care to help Texas Tech students navigate life challenges, resolve psychological distress, and develop a life-long orientation toward resilience and mental wellness. Scheduled appointments and walk-ins are accepted.
  • Center for Campus Life (CCL)

The Center for Campus Life focuses on the non-academic components of student life at Texas Tech University by providing opportunities for involvement and personal wellness. The Center for Campus Life includes the following offices:

    • Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life: This office houses the governing bodies for nationally recognized social organizations. Membership in a fraternity or sorority offers students a unique opportunity to have a balanced college life with a focus on academic excellence, brotherhood/sisterhood, leadership development, service, and responsible social interaction.
    • Texas Tech Spirit Program: The Spirit Squads lead the fans in supporting the teams at football, basketball, and volleyball games. They serve as ambassadors not only at athletic events, but also at many different school functions. In addition, the Spirit Squads gladly participate in their community by volunteering at local schools, charity events, and youth organizations.
    • Student Involvement: Student Involvement is dedicated to student success at Texas Tech University and beyond graduation. The department fosters environments for like-minded individuals to connect and build community. They support all student organizations by providing resources and tools to help further their organizational mission and initiatives as well as engaging students in active-learning through leadership development opportunities and experiences.
    • Red Raider Food Pantry: Students who need food are encouraged to visit the pantry to receive nonperishable food items. They will be provided with a reusable grocery bag to fill with items they need. The bag also contains information sheets with additional community resources, recipes, and/or information about healthy eating.
    • Office of LGBTQIA: The Office of LGBTQIA's mission is to serve the Texas Tech University community through facilitation and leadership of programming and advocacy efforts aimed at strengthening the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) community. The Office also serves as a resource for members of the University community in their practice of 'allyship.'
    • Red to Black Peer Financial Coaching: Red to Black ® Peer Financial Coaching is a nationally recognized model program staffed by peer financial coaches pursuing Personal Financial Planning degrees. They provide financial education and awareness to students through individual coaching sessions, presentations, outreach booths and resource referrals in an effort to empower students to achieve their financial goals in both the short and long-term. Topics covered include creating spending plans, building and using credit wisely, maximizing student loans, and choosing employee benefits.

Student Health Services

Student Health Services provides a variety of services to students including urgent and continuity care, nurse clinic, women's health, lab services, x-ray services, full service pharmacy, mental health care, drug and alcohol education, assessment, and referral, and travel health services. All students have access to the care provided through these services through their Medical Service Fee and individual co-pays regardless of external health insurance. Student Health Services also contracts with Academic HealthPlans to offer student health insurance coverage.

University Career Center

The University Career Center promotes each student's success by providing career development, career exploration, and job search opportunities to undergraduate, graduate, international, distance students and alumni. The University Career Center provides a variety of opportunities including career assessments, resume and cover letter critiques, mock interviews, faculty document critiques, salary negotiation assistance, career events, and other services. Hire Red Raiders is the job posting board for employers seeking to hire TTU students and graduates.

Teaching, Learning, & Professional Development Center

  • Address

    University Library Building, Room 136, Mail Stop 2044, Lubbock, TX 79409-2004
  • Phone

    806.742.0133
  • Email

    tlpdc@ttu.edu